How to Avoid Feeling Redundant When the Kids Leave Home

It’s that time of year where universities open their doors again and for many parents it is the first time their child has left home. This can leave an odd feeling at home and Lianna offered some advice to parents struggling with an empty nest.

“There is such an intensity about parenting, that when our children branch out into the world it’s no wonder we can find ourselves crying into one of their t-shirts, especially if we have identified strongly as a parent. We also know some of the dangers and temptations that await them in the big wide world. Losing the daily interactions and constant presence of our offspring can feel like a bereavement.”

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